Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Nathan M Rose

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Drive Angry Theatrical Review
Drive Angry   Drive Angry Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/25/2011 7:57 AM EST
The first I heard of Drive Angry, I was attending Comic Con 2010.  The premise seemed likely enough to be a decent film -- Milton (Nicolas Cage; The Rock, Con-Air) breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter and to avenge the death of his daughter.   Fast forward eight months to February 25, 2011 -- Drive Angry is released to an audience... Read More

Unknown Theatrical Review
Unknown   Unknown Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/17/2011 11:09 AM EST
Unknown, the latest thriller film from Dark Castle and Warner Bros., stars Liam Neeson and is based on a story by Didier Van Cauwelaert.   Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson: Taken, Batman Begins) and his wife (January Jones: X-Men: First Class, Mad Men) head to Germany to speak at a conference in Berlin.  However, while checking in at the ho... Read More

Gnomeo & Juliet Theatrical Review
Gnomeo & Juliet   Gnomeo & Juliet Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/10/2011 5:53 PM EST
This timeless classic Romeo and Juliet has been told time and time again in various forms throughout the ages; however, on February 11, 2011, Touchstone pictures tells the story in a new creative fashion, with garden gnomes!   The story behind Gnomeo and Juliet is quite simple – Gnomeo and Juliet are in forbidden love, and are trying to ... Read More

The Mechanic Theatrical Review
The Mechanic   The Mechanic Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2011 1:23 PM EST
During the 1980's and1990's, there were two names synonymous with action -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. However, the 21st century arrived, and a new action start needed to fill the shoes left by these two action giants. For a few years, it was a bit of a toss up; but the winner has clearly been names, Jason Statham. &... Read More

The Green Hornet Theatrical Review
The Green Hornet   The Green Hornet Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/13/2011 1:13 PM EST
Releasing on January 14, 2011, is a film that has had many release date changes, and is long overdue, The Green Hornet...Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, and Edward Furlong with direction by Michel Gondry.   The Green Hornet, based on the 1930 radio program, follows the life of Br... Read More

Machete Blu-ray Review
Machete   Machete Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/05/2011 4:07 PM EST
Back in 2007 a movie called Grindhouse hit the theaters.  It was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and styled in such a way to bring back that nostalgia feeling of the exploitation drive-in classics from the 1970's.  In between the films, the filmmakers inserted fake trailers. Such was the case for a B-movie trailer,... Read More

The Tourist Theatrical Review
The Tourist   The Tourist Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/10/2010 9:50 AM EST
Lets get things straight first...if you are going into the Tourist thinking it is going to be a wild ride like a Jason Bourne film, then you will be sorely disappointed.   The Tourist, directed and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, tells the story of Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp), an American tourist, who crosses paths with a stranger ... Read More

Morning Glory Theatrical Review
Morning Glory   Morning Glory Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/09/2010 12:04 PM EST
Rachel McAdams first caught my attention with her performance in the films, Mean Girls, and Red Eye. She shows so much heart in her performances, and that quality continues to shine through in her latest film, "Morning Glory".However, Rachel McAdams, who plays Becky Fuller, isn't alone in creating a fun, lighthearted film. The cast also i... Read More

Predators Blu-ray Review
Predators   Predators Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/04/2010 1:35 PM EST
In 1987, a new science fiction/action franchise was born by John McTiernan(Die Hard), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, True Lies), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Jesse Ventura (The Running Man), and Bill Duke (Commando).  The film went on to spawn a direct sequel and two spin-off films.    Now, 23 years later, writer/producer, Rob... Read More

Due Date Theatrical Review
Due Date   Due Date Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/04/2010 9:35 AM EST
The team that brought you The Hangover is back this holiday season to give you another hilarious comedy, but entitled Due Date this time. Due Date tells the story of a soon-to-be Dad, Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), who after some pretty insane circumstances, is forced to hitch a ride to Los Angeles with aspiring ... Read More